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-- responsibility. what's your policy? >>> the military trial finally began today for nadal hassan, the army sopsychiatrist who oped fire at a medical processing center in ft. hood, texas. the rampage killed 13 soldiers and injured dozens more. this morning he said he was the shooter, apoll guysing for any mistak mistake i made in "trying to establish the perfect religion." he will act as his own attorney. he could end up cross examining some of the witnesses he is accused of shooting, cuincludina retired army staff sergeant who was shot seven times. >> i will not show fear in the face of the enemy because the man that shot me major hassan is going to be the man who's cross examining me. that's a huge challenge. >> correspondent in npr's investigations unit knows this case far better than any of us. what's the significance of this trial and of what it means not only the terror war but also personally for these victims? >> imagine if, god forbid, were you one of natal hassan's victims. in addition to the 13 who were killed, some have brain damage, some have partially paralyzed. they will have
syria. at the fort hood trial, a military jury sentenced nidal hassan to death for murdering 13 unarmed soldiers at the fort hood military base. the sentence was handed down by a panel of senior military officers after less than two hours of deliberations. death sentences here are very rare in the military. no active duty service member has been executed in the united states since 1961. hassan will be flown to a u.s. military prison in kansas where he will join five other inmates on military death row. hassan faces death by lethal injection pending an automatic appeal. >>> well, the dream, it does live on and it's strong. president obama along with former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter and thousands of people descended on the national mall to mark the 50th anniversary of dr. martin luther king, jr.'s march on washington. president obama took the opportunity to remind the nation that our work on civil rights is far from over. >> but we would dishonor those heros as well to suggest that the work of this nation is somehow complete. the arch of the moral universe may bend toward j
. >>> closing arguments began today in the military trial of major nadal hassan who faces 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of premeditated attempted murder in connection with the november 2009 attack at ft. hood. the former army psychiatrist has been representing himself during the trial but declined to call any cross-examine any witnesses before resting his case. he did it yesterday. nbc's mark potter is following the trial and joins us from ft. hood, texas. mark, this say terrible example, i think, and frightening to a lot of americans of a person who comes with a mideast background who seems totally loyal to america and says i switch, i switched sides. >> reporter: and it was a murderous switch according to prosecutors and all the events that happened here, a terrible event that happened four years ago. the jury is now waiting to take the case. the panel of 13 senior military officers is going to break for lunch and at 1:45 central time, 2:45 your time in the east, they will begin their deliberations. the reason for that, just about 20 minutes ago nadal hassan was a
of ft. hood shooter nadal hassan continued yesterday as he was allowed to continue representing himself. there were so many bodies that she could. tell who was dead and who was alive. >>> two college friends of boston marathon bombing suspect tsarnaez. two men are being accused of trying to dispose of evidence from tsarnaev's dorm room. >>> a man is under arrest after posting a picture of his wife's dead body on facebook along with a confession. quote, i'm going to prison for killing my wife. >>> and here's a reminder not to drink and drive as we head into the weekend. police pulled over a suspected drunk driver in ohio who instead of walking a straight line decided to start dancing. and the guy's blood alcohol content was three times over the legal limit. >>> turning now to health news. they must have put something in europe's water. look at this baby. she's the biggest baby ever born and without an epidural. that baby beats germany's biggest baby born last month. her mother says she did expect her baby to be big, but not that big. >>> the futures are lower, but stocks managed to snap
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. this morning, after the fort hood shooing the trial of nadal hassan is set to begin. many of the wounded taking the witness stand will have to go face to face with hasan as he has opted to face himself. >>> closing arguments in a a while trooil on monday. the two-month trial was full of outbursts. >>> a new poll shows marijuana use among young people has declined. use among older adults continue to climb. >>> and we all know drinking and driving can be deadly. but a new study shows drinking and walking can be just as fatal. the national highway safe ta traffic administration says a third of pedestrians killed has blood alcohol levels over the legal limit. >>> and the september issue of "o" magazine shows a striking image of oprah winfrey. she dawned a 3-pound wig. >>> now we turn to a look at new business news. >>> jeff bezos is buying "the washington post" for $250 million. bezos says this is a personal acquisition and the post will remain separate from amazon. he tells readers he's going to strive to protect the journalistic tradition. >>> gm is knocking $5,000 off the chevy volt. they have b
are there to offer advice if he requests it. yesterday one of his lawyers said hassan is deliberately trying to get the death penalty. he says it is contrary to our professional obligations. the lawyer then suggested the lawyers change their rule and say that he didn't need his assistance. >>> the former army psychiatrist faces 13 counts of murder, 32 counts of attempted murder in the 2009 dangerous shooting in ft. hood. >>> three people will share one of the biggest powerball prizes of all time. there were two in new jersey, nobody won it on the morning show/"way too early" team. two from jersey, one from minnesota split the $448 million. that is before taxes. they're going to share the booty with a lot of people though. 38 other tickets won either $1 million or $2 million. so we'll wait for the next big one. the truth, is the top four lottery prizes of all time have all come since march of 2012. >>> now to business where later this morning we get the weekly unemployment numbers. yesterday all three major indices were in the red. the fears of the fed tapering its bond buying program persists. we h
hassan was sentenced to death. the jury came back with the maximum penalty. >>> a montana judge has apologized for saying a 14-year-old rape victim was as much in control of the situation as her rapist. that is hard to believe. but the teen committed suicide a few years after that rape and the judge now says his comments were demeaning to all women but he actually stands by the 30 day sentence that he gave the rapist. now the victim's mother is still, like much of us, in disbelief. >> i was horrified. i don't believe in justice anymore. it was a joke. >> a protest outside of the courthouse is scheduled for later today. >>> a multiple tractor trailer, or several of them, in fact, and cars, they were involved in this, check it out, fiery crash in western ohio late last night. an inferno erupted on interstate 75 causing police to close all lanes. two people died in that wreck. >> here's a talker, an albino alligator is receiving the spa treatment by getting acupuncture to relief his pain. i didn't even know that existed. but zoo workers say the gator has shown improvement since beginni
is hassan rouhani. already suggested reforms including freeing up the internet access and also eliminating the segregation of women and he was warmly endorsed by the supreme leader on saturday when both men said the way forward for iran is through moderation, not extremism. but the real question is will this new president mean that iran with its economy withering under tough international sanctions be more willing to negotiate giving up some of its nuclear am bigs? that is the change the u.s. will be looking for. now back to you. >> all right, nbc's ann curry, thanks so much. >>> seeing congress through the eyes of google glass here from an nbc news producer about what it was like to wear them in the hallowed halls. and 900 million dollars are changing hands online. that's why the internet needs a new kind of server. one that's 80% smaller. uses 89% less energy. and costs 77% less. it's called hp moonshot. and it's giving the internet the room it needs to grow. this ...is going to be big. it's time to build a better enterprise. together. a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the us
the underwear bomber in detroit, we had major hassan inspired by awlaki who's now going on trial here for the ft. hood shootings. we had the attempted new york city subway bombing. times square bombing. so a lot of this stuff has continued and can still affect our homeland. i think chertoff on balance can make a pretty reasonable argument in defense of what he is saying. >> john stanton, one cannot ignore the sort of politics of this decision. we played that sound from the president's speech at the national defense university as sort of a reminder i think of his objectives here which is to unwind the 9/11 -- or not unwind but get us past the 9/11 mindset. but this event sort of takes us -- i don't know how ever many steps backward in terms of the sense of security around a sense that perhaps we do not need a counterterrorism complex, a national security complex that's as far-reaching as we have had. can roth, the director of human rights watch, wrote the war against al qaeda is over. this is an op-ed in the "washington post." he says these's fill yachts are significant actors in yemen and northe
president, hassan rowhani has sghorn yesterday as the country's new president. good-bye, mahmoud ahmadinejad, known of course for his controversial comments denying the holocaust and his absolutist approach to nuclear talks. pretty much determined by the ayatollah for him. while rowhani gave the u.s. new hope for a chance for a better relationship, he was widely condemned this weekend for referring to israel as a "wound" in the muslim world. >>> the "wall street journal" is reporting today that iran could be pursuing a second path to a nuclear program via plutonium rather than uranium. ann curry is in tehran covering the important transition to a new regime. ann? >> reporter: andrea, good afternoon. the man inaugurated as iran's new president on sunday is as different from president ahmadinejad as president obama is from george w. bush. is he a moderate, promising better relations with the world and an end to social restriction especially for women. now all he's got to do is prove it. those men smiled for the cameras but president rowhani vows to change virtually everything mahmoud ahmadinej
, pat mccrory signed into law the worst -- bill in country. rick hassan, professor at university of north carolina, says looking at the north carolina bill pat mccrory just signed, he said it's the worst voter suppression bill signed into law in any state since 1965 when the voting rights act passed. what's becoming clear all of a sudden this week in north carolina is that that bill, that radical bill, that huge overhaul of north carolina voting rights that pat mccrory signed on monday, that is not a standalone thing. it apparently is just part of an overall plan, a multipart plan to radically change democracy in that state. a plan that includes more than just this new law that's already being put into effect. you can see it happening this week in these counties. this is appalachian state university in north carolina. take a look. ♪ hot, hot, hot >> obviously part of their promo video, the very friendly, hot, hot, hot, appalachian state university in the northwest county of north carolina, in boone, watauga county, north carolina. watauga county went for mitt romney in the pres
nadal ha san, the army sipsychiatrist found guilty las week. hassan faces either the death penalty or life in prison. >>> and the donald, donald trump being sued by the state of new york for $40 million. the new york attorney general says the real estate mogul helped run a phony trump university and misled students into expensive seminars that did not deliver as promised. trump phoned in to the "today" show and attacked new york attorney general eric schneiderman's record. >> let me just tell you something, we're dealing with an attorney general who everyone in new york knows is a total lightweight. he's very unpopular. he lets jon corzine take 1.4 or something, disappear, $1.4 billion and doesn't do a thing, he lets wall street and everybody else rape everybody, doesn't do a thing. >> and, of course, someone was tweeting this weekend, who would sign up for trump university. but in any case the attorney general said in response trump's comments this morning were an effort to disfracture the substance of the case. any last requests mr. baldwin? do you mind grabbing my phone and open
courtroom drama when the military trial for accused ft. hood shooter hassan begins tomorrow. he faces 13 counts of premeditated murder. 32 counts of attempted murder. in the 2009 mass shooting that is considered one of the worst massacres in u.s. history. among those taking the stand to face hasan will be luns ford whose injuries including blind in his left eye and traumatic brain injury. >>> missy franklin swam to a six gold medal in barcelona last night. with that the 18-year-old becomes only the fifth swimmer to win six golds in either the world's or an olympics. missy is a terrific person as well as swimmer has given up potentially millions of dollars for endorsements to compete for cal berkeley where she is starting school this fall. we wish her well there as well. >>> 554 acre eyelid in the caribbean or lamb ba twinkies. thought you saw the last of shark nato? think again. this weekend the viral hit sold out in three major cities. new york, boston, seattle. people you can watch it for free on television! they even had to add show times to meet the fan demand. no need to worry. it i
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